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Made in America Gifts for all Ages

Updated on October 4, 2015
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Deborah has four daughters, son-in-laws, seven grandchildren and other people for whom she buys gifts. She writes about her best gift ideas

Help The Economy and Show Your Patriotic Side - Buy Made in America Products

Buying products that were made in the USA can make a tremendous difference in our economy and save jobs.
Buying products that were made in the USA can make a tremendous difference in our economy and save jobs. | Source

Advantages of Buying Products Made in the USA

During the past few months, ABC News has reported that if each American citizen purchased just $67 worth of Made in America products each year, we would create 200,000 jobs in our country. Many people think that this is impossible to do. However, there are many more possibilities than you realize ... both in stores as well as online with sites like Amazon.

As a result of this information, more and more companies are springing up to help people purchase gifts that have been made in the USA. Here in Southern California, a new shop has opened up called American Love Affair. They broke the numbers down even further. They estimate that if each American consumer just spent $3.33 for American Made Goods we could create 10,000 manufacturing jobs. Anyone can purchase something once a year that has been made in America ... and the decision to do so could do wonderful things for the economy! Even if you don't live in Southern California, you can still look for Made in the USA labels in stores and even on Amazon. There are more choices than you realize.

I wrote this article because I want to do more than just shop for Made in the USA goods for my own family ... which I do. I also want to help make it easy for other people to help our nation's economy, too. Remember when you are buying gifts for friends and family members, see if you can find a product that is made in America when you are shopping. It doesn't take a lot of purchases for all of us, working together, to make a real difference.

Other websites that promote American Made products have jumped on the bandwagon, too. Amazon offers a wide selection of Made in America products which you can look over at your leisure.

In addition to the American Love Affair website and Amazon.com, you can often find Made in America items on other sites, such as eBay. Some examples of the products that are available are also shown in this article.

Every American should easily be able to purchase $50 to $100 worth of American Made products every year!

Made in America Gifts can be Purchased Online

One of the places where you can find items that are Made in America is on Amazon and other websites. If you think that it is hard to find products that are made in the United States, you will be surprised to discover that there are a number of sites that have a large section of choices that are available.

To get more information about any Amazon article featured in this article, simply click on the blue product name and you will be taken directly to the Amazon website where you can learn more about that product or enter your own search criteria to see more choices.

Do not forget that you can simply enter "Made in America" when you are searching online to see what items are available.

If a Child in Your Family was "Made in America," You Will Love this Frame!

Made in America! - Picture Frame Gift
Made in America! - Picture Frame Gift

If a in your family was "Made in America" use this frame as a patriotic reminder and a way to bring a smile to the face of everyone who looks at this adorable baby frame.

 

What Companies Make their Products in the USA?

Many of us get frustrated because it can seem so difficult to find products that are made in America. We don't want to spend hours looking through labels in order to find American made products when we need to make a purchase.

Here is a list of manufacturers who make their products in the United States and hire American employees. You can find their products online or in stores in your community. Some of them sell their items on sites like Amazon; others have their own websites. However you find them, once you do, you can be proud to know that you are purchasing products that will keep Americans employed and strengthen our overall economy.

Crayola

Red Wing Shoes

Weber Grills

Louisville Slugger bats

Slinky

New Balance Sneakers

Rada Cutlery

Tabasco Sauce

Sharpie Pens

Kettle Potato Chips

Pyrex

Schott USA

Brookes Boswell Millinery

J.W. Hulme Co.

Flynn Skye

The Things We Keep

Grown & Sewne

Hackwith Design House

The Hill-Side

Frank Clegg

Welcome Stranger

There are many other companies, too, but this is a great place to start. In addition to this list, look around your own community. Go to local craft fairs and art shows. Many of them feature the designs of local artists and jewelry designers.

In addition, when shopping in department stores, take a moment to look at the labels of the items you purchase. When you have a choice of two similar items, make a point of purchasing the one that was Made in America. You really can make a difference.

Made in the USA Gifts for Your Kitchen

Whether you are buying kitchen items, whether for yourself or as a wedding gift, take the time to look over the choices that have been Made in America. Not only will you be getting high quality kitchen items, but you will also help America's workers find jobs!

Just click on the blue product name for any item that interests you in order to get the price and additional information.

Rada Cutlery is Made in America.

Rada Cutlery Knife Set – 7 Stainless Steel Culinary Knives Starter Gift Set Made in USA
Rada Cutlery Knife Set – 7 Stainless Steel Culinary Knives Starter Gift Set Made in USA

This Cutlery is proudly made in this country. This set is just one example of the beautiful items they make. You will want to check out their full selection.

Rada knives also make wonderful wedding gifts. It is a tremendous way to give a young couple a set of quality knives, and help our economy at the same time.

 

There are Made in America Items for Everyone on Your Gift List

Whether you are looking for toys, clothing, or other gift items, there are thousands of gifts available on Amazon.com that have been Made in the USA. Before buying something that was imported, check out all of the choices you have that will help provide more jobs for American citizens.

Remember ... the more items we buy that are American made products, the more fellow Americans will find jobs!

There are other reasons why we should all consider purchasing American made gifts. For example, most American made products will not have been made in sweatshops. Employees will have been paid a fair wage for working under conditions that are far better than in many other countries. Our child labor laws protect young children from having to work long hours for low pay in dirty factories, as sometimes happen overseas. The products made in our country tend to be high quality. Both the raw materials and the finished products have to meet clearly defined manufacturing standards.

Toys that are Made in the United States

Even when you are buying gifts for your kids or grandkids, or a birthday gift, you can find many fun toys that have been made in the United States.

Whenever you see one item from a manufacturer, you know that the same company probably produces an entire line of Made in America products ... although you will want to check the packaging to make sure.

You may want to check out the other choices they have available, too. Once you get in the habit of looking for things that are Made in the USA, you will be amazed at how many choices you have.

Will you try to buy some American Made gifts this year?

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      jmark13 - I'm glad that this post inspired you to find more American products. It's something we should all think about when we make a purchase ... whether it is at the hardware store on online.

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      If we want to have a strong American economy, we all need to make sure that at least some of the money we spend is for American made products.

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      jmark13 lm 3 years ago

      It takes a post like this to direct people to buy American products because by default it's not like that. I also think that product nationalism is a dying trend through forced globalization. Which isn't a bad thing as we're all humans on this rock in space and we shouldn't segregate ourselves.

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      Only a few months into the year and I already have. OK half way through the year that is.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Nice to know there are so many American products to choose from.

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      It certainly helps the economy when people buy products made in their own country rather than imports.

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      @LornsA178: Thank you so much for your support of American Made products. I hope we spread the word to lots of people and help make a real difference for the economy!

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      LornsA178 4 years ago

      I will also share this lens in my facebook! Good job!

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      LornsA178 4 years ago

      Yes, we are trying to buy American made gifts. Thanks for your care making this lens to remind us to give priority to our own products.